Rent The Beggar's Opera (1953)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
Peter Brook's bold adaptation of John Gay's opera - a cynical satire of eighteenth century London life. This weird and wonderful movie version of the first ever English musical to be written boasts a gloriously outlandish set and characters adorned in stunning primary colours that will dazzle and delight. A period piece that remains true to its original form, it features non-stop sing-along songs, spirited melodies and a real sense of embellished drama. The story follows the escapades of a jailed highwayman and stars Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Tutin and Stanley Holloway.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Laurence Olivier, Herbert Wilcox
Writers:
John Gay, Denis Cannan, Christopher Fry
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/06/2004
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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